The Perfect Cycling Guide to Jersey City, N.J.

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Katherine Oakes

Cycling through the city is an ideal way to get around. From the panoramic skyline views, to the pedestrian and bike-friendly streets and especially the parks, Jersey City is a surprisingly outdoor-centric place. So, if you’re looking for the best ways to get around on two wheels, check out our perfect cycling guide to Jersey City, New Jersey.

1. The Bike Hub

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Owned by two Jersey City locals and bike enthusiasts, The Bike Hub is dedicated to serving the cycling community of all ages, shapes, backgrounds and levels of experience. The shop offers top-notch bike brands, offers repair services and leads community rides and events.

2. Jersey City Bicycle Company

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Bike tune-up and repair services, specialty frames and a passion for spreading the spirit of cycling, Jersey City Bicycle Company is a local favorite. They are centrally-located on popular Montgomery Street, so stop in and check out their high-quality merchandise, including bikes, accessories and apparel.

3. Grove Street Bicycles

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Another one of Jersey City‘s top-of-the-line bike shops is Grove Street Bicycles. This professional shop has bike rentals if you are still on the market for a pair of wheels, and a guaranteed lifetime of free bike service for that big purchase. They even have a space for bike storage in town if you don’t have room for yours! Now that’s customer service.

4. Animal Bikes

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This crew of passionate BMX riders started Animal Bikes as a way to serve their street-riding community. They are a “no-gimmick, no-BS” bike shop, in their own words, that offers a curated selection of hard and soft goods. Even if you aren’t a BMX biker, it’s worth checking out this one-of-a-kind shop.

2011 Jersey City Fall Old School BMX Ride

Bike JC

Organized by passionate and concerned members of the community, Bike JC is a non-profit advocacy organization with a goal of making the streets of Jersey City safe and welcoming for bicyclists. The group works hard to create bike lanes, bike racks and promotes proper traffic law enforcement to keep all riders safe. Plus, they offer group rides and education to anyone who wants to join in on the fun.

Citi Bike Jersey City

The ultimate bike share system, Citi Bike has made itself at home in Jersey City. With 50 stations, memberships and discounts for frequent riders, Citi Bike aims to make cycling the best and most efficient way to get around town. To make it easier on commuters and dedicated cyclists, Citi Bike also offers easy exchanges and pick-up/drop-off locations for Jersey City riders in all five New York boroughs.

5. Liberty State Park

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Jersey City’s sprawling thousand-acre green space is the perfect spot to start your bike trip. Cruise the two mile-long loop around the park’s perimeter and take in the scenery or use it as a jumping-off point for a longer route. The city’s additional parks, such as Hamilton and Van Vorst, are commonly linked together for cyclists who want a longer ride.

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